Wigmore Castle is a ruined castle about 1 km (0.62 mi) from the village of Wigmore in the northwest region of Herefordshire, England.
Wigmore Castle was founded after the Norman Conquest, probably c.1070, by William FitzOsbern, 1st Earl of Hereford and a close associate of William the Conqueror. It was built on waste ground at a place called Merestun, the settlement by the mere or lake. The land was held at the time of the Conquest by Gunnfrothr or Gunnvarthr, who also held land at Lingen and Brampton Bryan. The associated village of Wigmore below the castle was probably also founded by FitzOsbern, perhaps around the earlier settlement.
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Michael Murphy | Apr 13, 2018
Currently (Jan 2018) much of the site is fenced off for safety reasons. Interesting but in a rather poor state. Needs a considerable injection of 💰💰💰💰💰💰
Chris Audigier | Nov 20, 2017
Very interesting castle. Well worth the walk to get there.
Louise Jones | Jan 27, 2018
Shame parts were closed. An atmospheric ruin
Dan Haug | Sep 26, 2017
We really enjoyed the rambling and overgrown ruins of Wigmore castle. It's a good little walk up there, but there are tons of little spaces to explore.
Jack Day | Apr 11, 2018
Well worth a visit
Hephzibah Cole | Jul 17, 2017
Amazing ruins to visit and lovely to jog up to the top even though it's tricky
Michael Stock | Jun 20, 2018
Atmospheric and dramatic. An isolated spot. You need to use your imagination to picture how it would have looked. Boots advised
Derek Lambourn | Jun 21, 2018
A lovely walk but the site needs some tlc
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